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Report: Arsenal confirm double injury blow ahead of Everton clash

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As the drama surrounding the European Super League dies down, Arsenal gear up to face Everton in the Premier League on Friday.

There isn’t much to play for in the league, but it is important pick up positive results to build up momentum ahead of our big games against Villarreal and potentially Manchester United in the Europa League final.

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Mikel Arteta has a number of difficult decisions to make in terms of team selection. Sadly for him, he has received a couple of massive injury blows ahead of the game at the Emirates on Friday.

Injury news from Arsenal’s medical team

Arsenal have confirmed today that both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will be unavailable for the game against the Toffees.

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Laca picked up a hamstring injury against Fulham last weekend. His reaction while hobbling off struck fear in Arsenal fans’ hearts, but the update from our medical team seems fairly positive.

Arsenal have revealed that he will be assessed ahead of next week’s games against Villarreal and Newcastle United. Reading between the lines, it seems like he has a chance to return, but it’s all speculation at this point.

Auba, on the other hand, is progressing well. He is scheduled to return to light training this weekend, but a return date is still anyone’s guess. Hopefully, he can play some part in the first-leg against Unai Emery’s men next week.

Positive news regarding three players

Arsenal have also confirmed that Martin Odegaard could be in contention to be fit for Friday. It is not confirmed yet, but our medical team have revealed that he is back in light training, and that he is being assessed ahead of the game against Everton.

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David Luiz is also expected to return to light training next week. The Brazilian had to undergo surgery on his knee a few weeks ago, but it looks like he’s progressing well, and he may play some part before the season ends.

The biggest positive, however, is news concerning Kieran Tierney. There were fears about the Scotsman missing the remainder of this season, but our medical staff have confirmed that he is scheduled to return to training in two to three weeks.

That will give Tierney a chance to be fit for the Europa League final – should we get there – which is a massive boost for us.

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